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Video Game Music Grammys!

#1  Postby paceetrate » Dec 08, 2010 9:12 am

tuco wrote:Civilization IV Music Nominated for 2010 Grammy

It looks like the rest of the entertainment industry has finally accepted that video games are real entertainment: The opening song for Civilization IV has been nominated for a Grammy Award.

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJiHDmyhE1A[/youtube]

http://www.pcworld.com/article/212677/c ... rammy.html


Inspired by this bit of news from tuco, I thought I would ask: What other songs from video games, past or present, do you folks think are just SO awesome they should get a Grammy nomination? Or at least, deserve a bit more recognition than they get?

Anything by Nobuo Uematsu would be the obvious pick (with the exception of One-Winged Angel, because as good as that song is, it gets waaaay too much freakin' hype already), so I choose this one first instead: Eternal Words, from Monster Hunter Tri.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACA7Y1km0X0[/youtube]

EDIT: Provide links if you can, so we can all listen. :3
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Re: Video Game Music Grammys!

#2  Postby Crocodile Gandhi » Dec 08, 2010 9:14 am

Lemmings.
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Re: Video Game Music Grammys!

#3  Postby Macros1980 » Dec 08, 2010 9:21 am

It may interest you to know that "Baba Yetu" is basically the Lord's Prayer in Swahili. Still a great song, though.

I'm a big fan of the various orchestral versions of the Legend of Zelda music.
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#4  Postby z8000783 » Dec 08, 2010 10:00 am

Wow this takes me back, forgotten how good that was, the game was all right as well.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-ti2_KZr-Q[/youtube]

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#5  Postby DoctorE » Dec 08, 2010 10:02 am

From way back.. Amiga time; Brings back memories
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#6  Postby DoctorE » Dec 08, 2010 10:14 am

I totally love chip/computer music; Demoscene has some great muzak.

Check this; 4k demo, 4k demo, 4k demo; Including music; Thats MAGIC
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#7  Postby Mononoke » Dec 08, 2010 10:20 am

I love the homeworld score. it was epic in every conceivable way
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Re: Video Game Music Grammys!

#8  Postby Kaleid » Dec 08, 2010 10:33 am

Oh, far too many to choose. Like you, I'd say anything by Nobuo Uematsu. Revamped versions of Zelda and Metroid theme music are cool too.

I was also a big fan of this song:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URTt_imRTlM[/youtube]

I'm a total geek for old skool game music covers too; Mega Man 2 by the Advantage:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMXIERz8ztY[/youtube]

Honourable mention: Type 3 Music for Tetris!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XH3YTG6bvY[/youtube]

I was interested to find that it's actually based upon an arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach's French Suite No. 3 In B Minor. I can't hear much of a connection myself :dunno:
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Re: Video Game Music Grammys!

#9  Postby paceetrate » Dec 08, 2010 7:03 pm

Macros1980 wrote:It may interest you to know that "Baba Yetu" is basically the Lord's Prayer in Swahili.

... Thanks, now I won't be able to enjoy that song again. -_-

And are you implying that is why it got a Grammy nomination? Because it's actually a religious song and not just a score? I wouldn't put it past them.
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#10  Postby I'm With Stupid » Dec 08, 2010 7:12 pm

Gotta be the Monkey Island series.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYZXNVHVfhc[/youtube]
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Re: Video Game Music Grammys!

#11  Postby Wiðercora » Dec 08, 2010 7:26 pm

Inspired by this bit of news from tuco, I thought I would ask: What other songs from video games, past or present, do you folks think are just SO awesome they should get a Grammy nomination? Or at least, deserve a bit more recognition than they get?


Hm.

I would go for:

Jeremy Soule's The Road Most Travelled and Dusk at the Market from Morrowind and Oblivion respectively:
[Reveal] Spoiler:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPw1nJxMvS0[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dme_mwnNjI[/youtube]


Jack Hall and Sam Hulick's Vigil, from Mass Effect:
[Reveal] Spoiler:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w097Q0fZE-A[/youtube]


Michael Hunter's The Soviet Connection from GTA IV:
[Reveal] Spoiler:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w097Q0fZE-A[/youtube]


Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori's Under Cover of Night from Halo: CE
[Reveal] Spoiler:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w097Q0fZE-A[/youtube]


And this piece of awesome from Fallout 3:
[Reveal] Spoiler:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0cZs-X0bb0[/youtube]

Who doesn't like killing raiders in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, with a weapon you've cobbled together from hoover, a leaf blower, a fire-hose nozzle and a conductor and which fires fucking teddy bears, to swinging Big Bang music?


Which may or may not have actually won awards, I don't know as I don't really keep up with the gaming world anymore.
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Re: Video Game Music Grammys!

#12  Postby LIFE » Dec 08, 2010 7:50 pm

!!!

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Re: Video Game Music Grammys!

#13  Postby HughMcB » Dec 08, 2010 8:14 pm

Crocodile Gandhi wrote:Lemmings.

Mario 3 Soundtrack!
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Re: Video Game Music Grammys!

#14  Postby paceetrate » Dec 08, 2010 8:18 pm

Good taste, Life. :3 I <3 SotC.

I'd also have to nominate practically the entire score from Chrono Trigger. X3

A few in particular, in piano form since they're damn close to the originals and they just rock:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzssCDNxtAY[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HllRJW6_R-o[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSgst7Pq7w4[/youtube]
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#15  Postby mraltair » Dec 08, 2010 8:23 pm

I'll have to go for most of Fallout 3's music but that isn't specific for the game I suppose.

Soviet Connection from GTAIV is my most played song in iTunes (48 plays, 1 more than Shipping up to Boston) so that would be my vote. I downloaded the Vladivostock FM album because I loved the Eastern European/Russian music.

Both of these have already been posted :cheers: so I won't post them twice.
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Re: Video Game Music Grammys!

#16  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Dec 08, 2010 8:34 pm

Helene Bøksle - Age of Conan
Best soundtrack ever in my opinion.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efl_PNTvPmU[/youtube]

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#17  Postby mraltair » Dec 08, 2010 8:44 pm

Oh, and this is obvious

Portal
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Re: Video Game Music Grammys!

#18  Postby tuco » Dec 11, 2010 12:49 am

CdesignProponentsist wrote:Helene Bøksle - Age of Conan
Best soundtrack ever in my opinion.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efl_PNTvPmU[/youtube]

Live
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g5KYv2oqXk[/youtube]


Way to kill a thread! :)


Not for Grammys, but I got this:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7khL9Ms4ow[/youtube]

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#19  Postby Animavore » Dec 11, 2010 12:53 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WojopwjrsnY[/youtube]
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#20  Postby gmk2 » Jan 01, 2011 10:08 am

To Zanarkand- FFX
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